As CMA New Artist of the Year nominee Luke Bryan was celebrating his second consecutive #1 single for “Rain Is A Good Thing” with family, friends and the Nashville Music Row industry yesterday afternoon at BMI’s offices, he was surprised by Capitol Records Nashville label head Mike Dungan with the proclamation that his current album Doin’ My Thing has been certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000.
“Discovering the album had reached the half-million mark in album sales at the #1 party was just icing on the cake,” shares Bryan. “My life is so good right now with great career highs like this and a growing family at home.”
2010 has been a stellar one in Bryan’s 3-year career with the recent birth of his second son just 6 weeks ago, being named as the fan-voted Academy of Country Music’s Top New Artist and Top New Solo Vocalist; winning the CMT trophy for the fan-voted USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of The Year for his “Do I” music clip; receiving two Teen Choice Award nominations as Male Country Artist and Country Album, a Gold certified single for “Rain Is A Good Thing” signifying over 500,000 downloads, and most recently his first-ever CMA Award nomination as New Artist of the Year .
Bryan will hit the road this week opening fall dates for Jason Aldean on his “Wide Open Tour” and next week Bryan embarks on his second “Farm Tour” concert run through the state of Georgia.
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